Founders Flash

This week’s articles discuss the future of cleantech venture capital in the wake of the industry’s poor short-term performance, share an interview with Clayton Christensen on start-up financing strategies, explore the benefits of crowdsourcing and extended enterprise for your business, and offer revealing data on the impact of good and bad customer service.

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital: What Lies Ahead – Matthew Nordan, Gigaom

Energy VC investor, Matthew Nordan, shares data on why cleantech venture capital is receding and what opportunities lie ahead.

Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, and How to Measure Your Life – Derek Andersen, Tech Crunch

Clayton Chirstensen talks to Startup Grind about start-up financing and his recent book How Will You Measure Your Life?

Is Crowdsourcing the Right Choice for Your Business? – Faisal Hoque, Fast Company

As crowdsourcing, viral branding and service outreach become popular trends, here’s a few ways to decide what’s right for your business.

The Good, Bad & Ugly: The Impact of Customer Service [Infographic] – Marisa Peacock, CMS Wire

Social media has made it easy to review a business, giving positive customer service experiences increased importance.  

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